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This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. . .

Handspun yarn from dyed wool, I dyed the primary colors, then blended them for this color study

This is an English Angora rabbit; cute, cuddly, and addictive!





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After seven years of caring for my mother in town, I'm back on the farm. A homeschool teacher starting the 10th year, my focus on other things has changed, especially after my sojourn in town. While I used to be a full time farmer before the move, now that I'm back I'm content to be a teacher, wife, mother, and small scale homesteader. Teaching is taking up much more of my time now, and I feel that's a worthwhile investment.

My goal for this year: move more, grow more healthy food, eat intentionally. And mostly, TAKE THE ADVENTURE! Happiness is a choice, success is a choice, not an event. It's not in circumstances, but in what you choose to do with them. Each day is a gift, live it to the fullest!

Member Since: 2/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,622

My Goals:
1. For 2008, I've decided to quit complaining about what I can't do, and do what I can!

For 2009, I've decided to take action against those things that are holding me back. Those things I thought I couldn't do, by breaking them down into things I can choose to do.

2010: Life is an adventure, do what you can!

2011: JUST DO IT! This is the year to put together what I've learned, and see progress in the right direction!

2. Long term, I want to be able to hike the Appalachian Trail with my husband.

My Program:
1. Mentally: do things to stimulate the mind. Choose to do one "hard" thing each day, and get it done.

2. Physically:
walk more
watch what I eat

3. Spiritually: Christianity was never meant to be a religion, it is a relationship. My ultimate goal is to grow stronger and closer in the relationship with my Lord. To grow in love with Him who is Love.
new memory verse/week
complete reading
through Bible with son
re-learn Hebrew letters

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I love the woods, country living, herbs, fiber arts (spinning, quilts, etc.), hiking, camping, and nature in general.

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I heard one definition of success from William Feather, "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." Don't give up, even when the going seems slow. Little nuts don't become mighty oaks in a day, or a year, or a decade. But what they lack in speed, they make up for in persistence! So, we're not going to give up!

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    Hi there, I see you haven't been on spark for awhile. I just read some of your posts and we have a LOT in common regarding our mothers. I am getting ready to jump into that pot again. Would love to know how you are doing and keep in touch. emoticon
    647 days ago
  • v ANGORA4
    Thanks for your inspiration. You're right, when we keep our hands busy, it's easier to stay out of the cookie jar (or whatever treat is handy.) I'd post on your page, but apparently it isn't set up for comments yet.

    I love fiber, there's something soothing about the feel of it slipping through your fingers, and the magic of having plain yarn turn into something sensational and useful.
    725 days ago
    Wonder how you are.
    Reading your page inspired me. pls share more of your fiber crafting. When I knit food doesn't so quickly pop into my mouth.
    728 days ago
  • v CHERYLE51
    1172 days ago
    thx for stopping by my blog;-) Have a great weekend!

    Yes. I love new shoes. I wear mine out all the time!
    1187 days ago
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